The devil, among other things, introduced confusion into humanity’s thinking and still muddles their clarity. This reality only becomes worse when we follow his advice. Because of our fallen state, really smart people who clearly understand all kinds of things are naturally really confused about the most important things, no matter how simple you make them. They just can’t see and they just don’t get it no matter how well their minds work otherwise. It’s still the case that “the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God” (2 Cor. 4:4). But perhaps what is most amazing is that when God does flip that switch and wake people up, he almost always involves his people to be there when it happens and even be instrumental to it.
God’s intent was never for a few to know and be redeemed. His intent was for the world. For all people. For every person. Throughout this five week series we see the love and community of Jesus’ Kingdom EXPANDING. From Jerusalem to the world. The Kingdom of Jesus, rich in power, unity, mission, grace and clarity, makes its way.